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Love made Christ in our lady to light
On the Love of Christ — four rhyming lines (aa) appearing twice in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: Christ, love of; love, of Christ
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 19
Attributed Title: De Amore Dei (f. 17v)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 266.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 119
Transcription:
Reuthe made god on mayden to lithte
Reuthe mad him comen to mannes sihte
Retuhe mad his armis on rode sprede
& reuthe mad him wepen & loude grede
Attributed Title: De Passione Christi (f. 117)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 35.